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New Durham DA’s goal is transparency and accountability
Thursday, May 24, 2018
DURHAM – Satana Deberry wants one word to be synonymous with her name when people think of her: Justice. Pure and simple. And justice is what she will be consumed with when she takes over as Durham County’s next district attorney. “We’ll spend the next six months looking at policies that we want to get going when we first get
Criminalization of poverty is big and growing in NC
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
When Andrea Hudson (left) was pulled over for a routine traffic violation in 2013, the police officer found outstanding warrants for her arrest. The charges – abusing an elderly person and fraud – were a surprise to Hudson, who insisted it was a case of mistaken identity. Her bail was initially set at $10,000 – out of reach for the mother
Panel’s school safety package OK’d, avoids hot-button issues
Sunday, May 20, 2018
RALEIGH — A legislative committee last week recommended more funding, staffing and training to make North Carolina’s schools safer, gaining bipartisan approval while ignoring or delaying action on further gun restrictions and tougher criminal penalties. The House panel, formed in the days after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting in February
North Carolina Democrats unveil platform for fall campaigns
Thursday, May 17, 2018
RALEIGH — North Carolina Democratic lawmakers on Monday unveiled their to-do list if they got back some or all power at the Legislative Building after November, promising to raise teacher pay to the national average, expand Medicaid and retool how redistricting is done. Holding several news conferences from Asheville to Wilmington, House and Senate
Campus racial intolerance sparks call for change
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Karla Holloway is distressed. The James B. Duke Professor Emerita of English at Duke University, who retired last year, doesn’t like how a senior administrator used his power and influence to cause two campus coffee shop contract workers to lose their jobs last week because he was offended by some of the lyrics in a song they were playing. The
Pioneering women celebrate progress in the judiciary
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
There have only been seven women to serve on the North Carolina Supreme Court in its 199-year history. In comparison, 92 men have served during that time. Closing the gender gap on the state’s highest court is a work in progress, but it was clear at an event earlier this year that the women who have already served are trailblazing a path for the
Program turns former inmates into entrepreneurs
Friday, May 4, 2018
About two-thirds of inmates released from prison will be arrested again within three years, according to the National Institute of Justice. Within five years, approximately three-quarters will be arrested again. One reason for this high recidivism rate, or a relapse into criminal behavior, is that many inmates have nothing when they are released from
Local workers march in solidarity on International Workers’ Day
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
DURHAM – Workers marched in solidarity Tuesday demanding $15 per hour minimum wage, better working conditions, union rights, affordable housing, and an end to evictions. They also demanded an end to police brutality and raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Representatives of the Durham Workers Assembly and affiliated workers
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NCCU coaching tree branches out

Cleo Hill Jr. became the fourth North Carolina Central alumnus to gain a head-coaching job at an

Study: Growing wealth gap between seniors and families

DURHAM – The wealth gap between households of seniors and those with children has

Coffee, tweets or Jesus: Bible ranks low as daily must

PHILADELPHIA – The Bible tops coffee, social media and sweets as a daily necessity for